This is the best bread machine pizza dough recipe you’ll ever find.
It’s one we’ve used and refined over twenty years - so if you want to learn how to make a great pizza dough, here’s the solution!
These ingredients are enough to make one 10” pizza base.
N.B. It is really important that you use exact measurements and that you put them into the bread maker’s pan in this order - first ingredient goes in first.
The ingredients before the bread machine works its magic.
✱ 0.5 teaspoon dried yeast
✱ 300 grammes (11 ounces) strong bread flour - either white or brown is fine.
✱ 0.5 tablespoon white sugar
✱ 15 grammes (0.5 ounce) butter
✱ 1 tablespoon dried milk powder
✱ 0.5 teaspoon salt
✱ 210 ml (7 fluid ounces) water. In the winter, make sure the water is slightly warmed. This aids the rising process.
✱ Make sure you add the ingredients to the bread machine’s pan in the order they’re listed above. This is very important to make sure the dough mixes properly.
✱ Set the machine to the ‘pizza dough’ mode. If you’re using the Panasonic, you’ll find this will take 45 minutes.
✱ Leave it to do its work! Make sure you’re around when the machine has finished - you should take the dough out as soon as it beeps.
✱ Put the dough onto a floured work surface. It will be quite sticky when it comes out of the bread maker, so make sure your hands are also covered in flour when you work it.
✱ Knead the dough until it’s smooth. It will only take a few minutes.
The dough will go from this
... to this, after kneading.
✱ You can either use your hands to shape it, or a rolling pin. Italians who are experienced can whirl it round their heads, but Cath’s attempt at that was not a great success - it takes practice!
✱ Roll or shape it into a 25 cm (10”) round, or to fit your baking tray.
✱ Now place it in the greased pizza pan, or on a greased baking tray.
✱ If holes appear don't worry - take another piece of dough, moisten it, and put it over the hole. No-one will ever know!
✱ Leave it to rise again for about 30 minutes.
✱ Add whichever topping you want, and cook according to the topping recipe.
✱ As a general guide, the pizza base will cook at 220⁰C (425⁰F, gas mark 7) for about 15 minutes.
We’ve had our bread maker for the past twenty years - and it’s the same bread-maker! It doesn’t only make the most gorgeous bread, it makes a delicious homemade pizza dough.
Once you've made the base, you'll need some toppings. Here are some of our favourite authentic Italian pizza recipes - inexpensive food your whole family will enjoy.
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Or maybe you’d like to learn how to make pasta - it’s quick to do, and so much nicer than the shop version.
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